Break the Mold

by | Jul 22, 2016 | Advice | 1 comment

breaking-the-moldIt’s late…or early…whichever.  The clock says 3:32am as I write this.

We’re creatures of habit, tending to keep the same schedules.  Mine is a late one.  Yes, I do sleep.  My sleep hours are just not YOUR sleep hours.  Personally, I believe the hours from  midnight to 4am are the perfect hours to voice projects…no dogs barking, no leaf blowers, no planes overhead.

But…every once in a while…do you break the mold?   What’s that old saying:  “It’s the definition of insanity to expect different outcomes from the same ole actions”?

When do you typically make phone calls?  Are you getting through to prospects and agents?

What time of day do people see your tweets?

When are you answering auditions?  When V123 or Voices or your agents sends them out…or many hours later?

When are you actually recording your sound?  At the end of the day when the voice is tired?

Been hanging out with the same coaches, colleagues, and clients? 

Ever “fire” a client?

The point is that even something as simple as occasionally changing one variable may be the tweak that brought the new client, the better read, the closer relationship.  Did you consider that?

Maybe it’s…..time.




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1 Comment

  1. Charlie S.

    Changing it up a bit should be inherent in any business plan, no matte how simple the plan is. Seeing your gigs with a different view is sometimes all it takes to bring on a healthy dose of success!

    I do most of my sound during the day as I am fortunate enough to have a mic in my face at that time. By the time I get home, my home studio is there if I need it but my voice is not the strongest at those hours.

    Just thinking about making calls in the evening is a great idea as I live in the eastern time zone in the USA and west coast business continues longer there. When I arrive home after seven it is still only 4pm out west-love that!


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